Art collection can be a very stimulating and inspiring hobby or investment.  It isn’t just for the rich and famous, but for regular everyday people, too. If you’re just beginning to collect art, there are various forms that you can choose from: paintings, drawings, and sculptures. It doesn’t matter which art form you choose, it all depends on what is pleasing to you and how much are you willing to spend.

Go For Prints Or Originals?

Some people only buy original works and would never even consider buying prints. If you’re collecting art for your enjoyment and originals are way out of your budget, then starting with prints is a good way to go.

In fact, a lot of art collectors have prints by different artists which can be purchased inexpensively from the Internet, galleries and art fairs. High-quality, framed print pieces still look tasteful and classy.

All Framed Up

Once you spot an original or print that you like, you have the option to frame it by yourself or get somebody else to do it for you. Generally, you can find frames in a vast price range, starting from cheaper metal frames to expensive ornate and hand-carved wooden frames.


Use of mats is another way of framing your art piece inside its frame. If you use papers or illustration boards, be sure it does not detract from your actual artwork. Mat and frame color combinations can have a great effect on how well your artwork looks.

Types of Frames

If you want a clean and contemporary look, use Nielsen brushed metal frames. These frames are inexpensive, but are elegant looking and come in different colors. It’s usually safe to go with black or bronze colors.
If you’re more of a wood type of person, you can get naturally-stained wooden frames. Cherry and mahogany are the most preferred styles, since their deep and reddish colors bring an elegant look to any artwork.

Collecting art can get expensive fast, but surprisingly, starting out with a limited budget still leaves you with plenty of options.

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